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5.0 out of 5 stars The last movie of Cary Grant
Director: Charles Walters
Format: Color
Studio: Columbia/Tristar Studios
Video Release Date: October 14, 1997
Cast:
Cary Grant ... Sir William Rutland
Samantha Eggar ... Christine Easton
Jim Hutton ... Steve Davis
John Standing ... Julius P. Haversack
Miiko Taka ... Aiko Kurawa
Ted Hartley ... Yuri Andreyovitch
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Published on June 29 2004 by Joseph H Pierre

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1.0 out of 5 stars Overlong and tiresome, weak script, but visually interesting
I didn't think this film was that funny when I first saw it in 1966 at the age of 10, and after seeing it again nearly 40 years later my opinion hasn't changed.
What is interesting are scenes of now largely-vanished Tokyo in the mid-1960s (note that the Okura Hotel, though, hasn't changed at all!). Exaggerated scenes of bowing, the apparent disgust of eating raw...
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5.0 out of 5 stars The last movie of Cary Grant, June 29 2004
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Joseph H Pierre "Joe Pierre" (Salem, OR USA) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Walk Dont Run (VHS Tape)
Director: Charles Walters
Format: Color
Studio: Columbia/Tristar Studios
Video Release Date: October 14, 1997
Cast:
Cary Grant ... Sir William Rutland
Samantha Eggar ... Christine Easton
Jim Hutton ... Steve Davis
John Standing ... Julius P. Haversack
Miiko Taka ... Aiko Kurawa
Ted Hartley ... Yuri Andreyovitch
Ben Astar ... Dimitri
George Takei ... Police Captain
Teru Shimada ... Mr. Kurawa
Lois Kiuchi ... Mrs. Kurawa
David Draper ... Swedish Athlete
Holger Abro ... Swedish Athlete
Andre Hemmers ... German Athlete
Dale Ishimoto ... Plainclothesman
Bob Kino ... Assistant Hotel Manager
Yangi Kitadani ... Bit Part
Frank Kumagai ... Plainclothesman
George Matsui ... Hotel Desk Clerk
Craig Matsunaga ... Boy
Rollin Moriyama ... Hotel Manager
Mori Moto ... Bath Attendant
Monty O'Grady ... Bit Part
Roy K. Ogata ... Bit Part
Bob Okazaki ... Plant Manager
Randy Okazaki ... Cab Driver
Leonidas Ossetynski
Ken Parker ... American Athlete
Mel Profit ... American Athlete
Alex Rodine ... Swedish Athlete
Bill Saito ... Japanese Athlete
Bert Santos ... Mexican Athlete
Lukas Shimatsu ... Bit Part
James Stewart ... Himself, in scene from 'The Man from Laraime'
Roy Taguchi ... Hotel Desk Clerk
James Yagi ... Jimmy, Rutland's Driver
C.K. Yang ... Chinese Athlete
Alan Chee ... Bit Part
Sonja Haney ... Swedish Athlete
Sonya Harrison ... American Athlete
Susan Ikeda ... Japanese Waitress
Miyoshi Jingu ... Bit Part
June Kawai ... Japanese Waitress
Lei Kim ... Bit Part
Miko Mayama ... Waitress
Irene Mizushima ... Bath Attendant
Noriko ... Bath Attendant
Gail Peters ... American Athlete
Peggy Rea ... Russian Shot Putter
Kay Shimatsu ... Assistant Hotel Manager
Anna Shin ... Bath Attendant
Patty Siu ... Girl
Yuki Tani ... Bath Attendant
Jane Tochihara ... Japanese Mother
Jodee Tochihara ... Japanese Twin
Wendee Tochihara ... Japanese Twin
Isabel Boniface ... Mexican Athlete
Ilona Wilson ... German Athlete
Sheri Yamasaki ... Hostess
Vickey Cason ... Contortionist
A British business man, Sir William Rutland (Cary Grant), faced with a shortage of available rooms due to the 1964 Olympic games in Tokyo, shares an apartment with a young lady, Christine Easton (Samantha Eggar, a diplomat's fiance), and an American athlete, Steve Davis (Jim Hutton).

The movie is based on George Steven's "The More the Merrier," and is the last movie that the 62-year-old Cary Grant ever made. Many thought that he would go into producing, but he got entirely out of the industry. This was his "swan song."

This was a good one to quit on, if Grant had to quit. It was typical Cary Grant--a million laughs, and fun throughout with Cary Grant consistently himself: relaxed, suave, and impeccable, never taking himself seriously and always professional. He was one of Hollywood's greatest, no doubt about it!

Joseph (Joe) Pierre
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5.0 out of 5 stars Learn to make coffee, Oct. 24 2002
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bernie "xyzzy" (Arlington, Texas) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Walk Dont Run (VHS Tape)
Sir William Rutland (Cary Grant) British industrialist is in town two days early. This is during the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and there is no where to stay. He finds an apartment to sublet from Christine Easton (Samantha Eggar) who posted it not even dreaming that a male would answer her ad. Later Steve Davis (Jim Hutton) an Olympic competitor is also early and sublets from Sir Rutland's sublet. On top of this Christine's fiancée works at the British embassy and must maintain a proper background. Now you see the makings of a good comedy.
I learned to make coffee from this movie (a unique proportion of grounds to water) and there are many parallel mysteries as just what sport does Steve Davis compete in?
Being Grants last movie surly did not slow him down and he has those Grant expressions down pat.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The great Grant, July 23 2000
This review is from: Walk Dont Run (VHS Tape)
If you thought Cary Grant was just - "just"? - a great leading man,then watch this movie,and some of his others,to see that he was also one of the genuinely great high comedy actors.Charles Coburn won an Oscar for his role in The More The Merrier,Grant won nothing for his role in this re-make,but he was faultless:watch him use every trick in the old vaudevillian's book to improve,and steal,each scene,listen out for the playful little in-jokes (such as humming the music from An Affair To Remember and Charade),and just marvel at the timing,the wit,the subtlety and the grace.This was his last movie,but with his talent he could have gone on for years more.Simply irreplaceable.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Overlong and tiresome, weak script, but visually interesting, Nov. 1 2002
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This review is from: Walk Dont Run (VHS Tape)
I didn't think this film was that funny when I first saw it in 1966 at the age of 10, and after seeing it again nearly 40 years later my opinion hasn't changed.
What is interesting are scenes of now largely-vanished Tokyo in the mid-1960s (note that the Okura Hotel, though, hasn't changed at all!). Exaggerated scenes of bowing, the apparent disgust of eating raw octopus, etc, are nowadays really not amusing.
The film is pervaded by that tiresome style of American acting where the characters more or less yell at each other in a bad-tempered way (for instance when they can't get the coffee pot to work), this being construed as 'comedy.'
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4.0 out of 5 stars Give this one a shot. It's great., Dec 24 1998
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This review is from: Walk Dont Run (VHS Tape)
If you like Cary Grant in his comedic roles as much as I do, you'll love this movie. It's his last film. He's not the romantic lead because he's much too old at this point to play that part. But don't let that disappoint you. The whole movie is him teaching a much younger man (Jim Hutton) how to woo the leading lady. It's as if he's passing along the tricks of his trade to a new generation of actors. It's simply a crackup. Plus, he fills it with all sorts of in-jokes. Watch for him humming theme songs to "An Affair to Remember" and "Charade."
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another great Cary Grant movie, July 18 2001
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This review is from: Walk Dont Run (VHS Tape)
This is a hilarious great movie. The first scene with the Japanese hotel sets the entire mood for the movie (it's even funnier when you speak Japanese, you are Japanese, and you understand what they are saying!) After my family rented it, I watched it 5 or 6 times before returning it. I've memorized the movie. ;) Just like to also point out that when Chris and Bill discuss their schedule, if you listen, it's all messed up. It's also messed up when they do their routine in the morning.
Anyways, it's a great movie
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Cary in is top form!, Jan. 27 1999
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This review is from: Walk Dont Run (VHS Tape)
This is Grant's last movie and he goes out in style. He may be in his sixties, but that doesn't stop the viewer from hoping that Cary will get the girl. His suavity and sophistication put young Jim Hutton to shame. Hutton should have stepped back and let the master work. Nevertheless, the film is a joy to watch and it's delightful to see Grant poking sly fun at some of his previous roles.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Grant is Just as Charming in His Last Film as His First, Aug. 14 2001
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Sandra Mitchell "Sandra Mitchell" (Chicago, IL United States) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Walk Dont Run (VHS Tape)
If you love Cary Grant, you'll love Walk Don't Run. Grant plays a business man in Japan who finds himself without a hotel room and nowhere to stay. In desperation he rents a room from an attractive young girl. Tons of funny antics abound in this light-hearted comedy. In his last film, Grant is as much of a charmer as he ever was. You won't be disappointed!
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5.0 out of 5 stars I loved it!, Jan. 27 2000
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This review is from: Walk Dont Run (VHS Tape)
I love this film, my husband loves this film and I can't recommend it enough. It may be light, romantic comedy but it's light romantic comedy at its best. Grant was everything in this film that I would like from my husband 20 or 30 years down the road. Never before did Grant express so much love for a woman who wasn't even in the picture!
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4.0 out of 5 stars This film puts you into a entertaining world full of fun and, Feb. 5 1999
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This review is from: Walk Dont Run (VHS Tape)
Being a Cary Grant fan for years, Cary is at his best in this film with his wit. It shows the love that he has for his craft, a craft of entertaining the public. Hutton, a new comer at the time this film was made, picks up where Grant leaves off - and you hope the film will never end. Get lost in an evening of pure fun and enjoyment.
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